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The Great Railway Bazaar

Paul Theroux


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PUBLISHED: 28th August 2008
ISBN: 9780141038841
ANNOTATION:
The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through author's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This title tells the trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies.
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  • Paperback
    $27.47
PUBLISHED: 28th August 2008
ISBN: 9780141038841
ANNOTATION:
The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through author's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This title tells the trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies.

Annotation

The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through author's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This title tells the trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies.

Publisher Description

The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel.

The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East. For us now, as much as for Theroux then, to visit the lands of The Great Railway Bazaar is an encounter with all that is truly foreign and exotic - and with what we have since lost. Praise for Paul Theroux- 'Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged' Observer 'One needs energy to keep up with the extraordinary, productive restlessness of Paul Theroux ... He is the most gifted, most prodigal writer of his generation' Jonathan Raban 'Always a terrific teller of tales and conjurer of exotic locales, he writes lean prose that lopes along at a compelling pace' Sunday Times

Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

Author Biography

Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941. He has written many works of fiction and travel writing, including The Last Train to Zona Verde, Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands. His most recent work is Deep South, which is published by Hamish Hamilton.

Review

One of the most entertaining books I have read in a long while ... Superb comic detail -- Angus Wilson Observer He has done our travelling for us brilliantly William Golding

Product Details

Pages
384
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2008
ISBN-10
0141038845
ISBN-13
9780141038841
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2008-08-28
Subtitle
By Train Through Asia
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1 map
Author
Paul Theroux
Media
Book
Short Title
GRT RAILWAY BAZAAR
Residence
HI, US
Series
Penguin Modern Classics
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